"Schoenherr continues to attract a variety of high-level transactional instructions."  Legal 500

Our core practice is advising and representing clients on transactions and complex corporate and commercial matters. Over the years, the practice group has built an outstanding record on headline and key transactions in Austria and throughout CEE/SEE. Schoenherr’s m&a teams advise on national and cross-border transactions, including private m&a, public tender offers, transactions for listed companies, private equity and venture capital transactions, auction sales, privatisations, strategic alliances and joint ventures. Dedicated teams within the practice group focus on restructuring and insolvency, working together with the firm’s insolvency specialists to advise on distressed companies m&a. Together with the firm’s regulatory specialists, the corporate/m&a group has developed industry-specific expertise covering inter alia the following sectors: energy, financial institutions, telecoms, automotive, media and pharmaceuticals. Schoenherr’s corporate/m&a practice has consistently been ranked in the highest tier by acclaimed legal directories such as Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, IFLR1000, Legal 500 and JUVE. Among other rankings Schoenherr has been repeatedly ranked number 1 in Austria by MergerMarket rankings.


  • corporate governance
  • cross-border transactions
  • joint ventures
  • m&a
  • privatisations
  • public takeovers
  • private equity
  • venture capital
  • compliance programs
  • (corporate) restructurings and distressed companies m&a
  • sector-specific transactions, including financial institutions, energy and tmt
  • corporate litigation
  • start-ups